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The GPL and groupthink

From: RJack
Subject: The GPL and groupthink
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:36:33 -0500
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Here's a lucid article on the GPL groupthink attitude.

1) You can take a code of the BSD licensed software and make it your own.

2) You cannot appropriate the GPL licensed software (if so, you are

Here you see two different conceptions of what freedom is. The GPL
license is the same thing as the communist Socialist Property Ownership
Act, because you get equally punished in both cases (braking the GPL or
the communist law).

The BSD license is in compliance with the philosophy of FSF – you can
run, copy, distribute, study, change, and improve the software (see my
above note about groupthink – philosophy of BSD is in harmony with FSF,
but not in total harmony) ...

How very true!


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